In a previous generation such a book would not have been available to the average person. This is a beautiful volume, worthy of the lectern. At 8-1/2" x 11-1/2" x 3" thick this Bible is easier read at a table or desk rather than being held in the hands. The binding of such large books also lasts longer when the book is laid flat instead of being held like a novel. With the English and Latin texts side by side this Bible is an obvious point of entry for someone who is determined to learn Latin. I expect this Bible to last for generations as I intend to take care of it and not subject the binding to undue stresses or abuse. There is a dignity to this Bible that befits the Word of God, and recalls the venerable old Family Bibles of the 19th and early 20th centuries. I purchased this Bible to further my study of Latin, but have decided to only use it while at home. I do not wish to have it banged around and damaged in a book bag or backpack. I would recommend this Bible to anyone who can read Latin or is willing to learn Latin, and who is willing to sit at a desk in order to read it.
My bible study class bought this for our priest, who has been recovering from an illness. We gave it to him last week and he loved it. We waited for him to open it, so we just saw how nice it is. The leather cover is beautiful, and the text on the pages is easy to read. The only negative we could have, was the weight of this bible. It is hefty, but not too heavy to hold while reading. I want to get one of these myself now.